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15.02.2013
What role has been given to the employment issue in the Post-2015 development agenda?

What role has been given to the employment issue in the Post-2015 development agenda?

During the process of adjusting the post-2015 development agenda the issue of employment comes into prominence. Taking into account that employment-friendly policies have a lasting impact and can make a difference, the United Nations Development Group have launched series of e-discussions within Growth and Employment framework.

07.01.2013
The external trade dynamics of Uzbekistan

The external trade dynamics of Uzbekistan

According to the Ministry for Foreign Economic Relations, Investments and Trade of the Republic of Uzbekistan external trade turnover of Uzbekistan for the 10 months period of 2012 composed 21 788, 5 million USD, including aggregate volume of export amounting 11 735 million USD.

21.11.2012
How to look beyond the horizon and come up with a national vision for long-term development?

How to look beyond the horizon and come up with a national vision for long-term development?

The Center for Economic Research is preparing a publication called “Looking beyond the horizon: concepts and experiences in formulating a national vision.” The aim of the publication is to offer decision-makers and experts a systemic review of theoretical work related to long-term strategic planning and to summarize long-term development strategies in 26 countries, which enjoyed significant progress in development.

19.10.2012
What to research in 2013?

What to research in 2013?

The research agenda of the Center for Economic Research for 2013 is to be formulated. It is time to put into action all of your unique ideas in the development area! Whether we will find comments interesting and relevant, we will certainly include them into the research agenda.

11.10.2012
How to assess the promotive and transformative effects of social protection?

How to assess the promotive and transformative effects of social protection?

Taking into account fast economic, social, and institutional changes the old conventional approach in providing social protection is loosing its relevance. The key functions of the actual models of social protection practiced in all countries are the safety net functions and the promotive and transformative functions. Hence, which steps can be taken in modernization of the existing social protection system and converting it into the sustainable model?

05.09.2012
Demand for human capital

Demand for human capital

Demand for human capital is the most important motivation for its development. Currently, the main focus of job creation in Uzbekistan is in the small business and private enterprise. These sectors create 54.0% of GDP and involve the largest share of total employment in the economy – 74.3%.

17.08.2012
Governance Reform … Shall we reinvent the wheel?

Governance Reform … Shall we reinvent the wheel?

The last few weeks, we at the CER are engaged with the issues of governance reform. On the agenda is the following – what should be the further steps and in what directions. And, as experts usually do, we started with revising the international experience, seeking out common characteristics and distinctive features of the governance models used in different countries.

02.08.2012
Info-graphics #1 From recession to rapid economic growth

Info-graphics #1 From recession to rapid economic growth

Among the CIS countries Uzbekistanis the first country gained the pre-reform level of economic development. During the Independence years GDP has increased by 212 percent. To date the growth rate of Uzbekistanis in line with the fastest growing economies in the world.

09.07.2012
How to become a good driver?

How to become a good driver?

The era of neo-liberalists has passed, and today most experts without any doubts and with both hands support the necessity of state economic regulation. However, they cannot give an unambiguous answer to the question – how far and in what areas of the economy, state should “drive” the economy?

29.06.2012
Actors of modernization: who are they? (or, Gyulchatay, will you unveil your face?)

Actors of modernization: who are they? (or, Gyulchatay, will you unveil your face?)

Modernization is a process, and that means there should be actors of modernization, i.e. social groups who would be interested in the outcomes of modernization.

An analysis shows that in Uzbekistan, to implement programs of modernization, the stake is placed on large state-owned companies and corporations that operate under state bodies for economic management. And, perhaps, in our model of reform, where the state retains a strong presence in the economy, this scenario is inevitable.